Thursday, May 21, 2015.
Dr. A. Jason Zauls will advance within the department to manage the patient experience.
Good Samaritan Medical Center is very happy to announce the advancement of A. Jason Zauls, MD, a resident of Quincy, Massachusetts, to the role of Cancer Program Medical Director in the Oncology Department. This position was created to enhance the level of integration and collaboration of various medical specialties required in the treatment of patients.
“The cancer care team at Good Samaritan already provides the essential elements of exceptional cancer diagnosis and treatment,” said Dr. Zauls. “Our highly skilled staff, technology and true sense of family have represented core values from the beginning. This is an opportunity for me to function as the clinical coordinator of all cancer programs, projects, and activities within the Comprehensive Community Cancer Program with a special focus on the patient experience.”
“Dr. Zauls was the obvious choice for this role given his history of knowledgeable leadership and compassionate commitment to his current responsibilities as Chief of Radiation Oncology, which he will retain in addition to this position,” added John A. Jurczyk, FACHE, president of Good Samaritan Medical Center.
Dr. Zauls joined Good Samaritan Medical Center in 2011 to help Good Samaritan expand its capabilities at the radiation oncology center. Specifically Dr. Zauls introduced a specialized expertise and training in stereotactic body radiotherapy (SBRT) and stereotactic radiosurgery (SRS).
Good Samaritan’s cancer programs have been recognized for excellence by The Commission on Cancer – a consortium of professional organizations dedicated to improving survival and quality of life for cancer patients through standard-setting, prevention, research, education, and the monitoring of comprehensive quality care.
“The Oncology Department staff continually strive to maintain that excellence in all that they do,” said Jurczyk. “I have no doubt that Dr. Zauls will raise that standard of excellence even higher as he takes on this position.”
Dr. Zauls earned his medical degree from the University of Chicago, Pritzker School of Medicine in Chicago. He completed a residency in the Department of Radiation Oncology at the Medical University of South Carolina in Charleston, where he served as chief resident. He also completed an internship at Lemuel Shattuck Hospital and Tufts Medical Center in Boston.